Friday, June 26, 2015

Frilly and Funkie challenge: It's Summer!

I made this for the Frilly and Funkie "It's Summer" challenge. I may be too late adding this link but next time I'll remember!
The pretty bicycle stamp I used is from Crafty Individuals.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A starburst and another banner card

Welcome! I had a lot of scraps around from a 6x6 Pebbles paper pad called "Family Ties." I decided to try the OWH starburst technique. After piecing the starburst and trimming it to make a card, I had this nice strip of starburst left over so I decided to make another banner card for OWH. Here's the banner card first:

And here's the starburst that I cut the banner strip from:
 I haven't used this technique in ages and it was extra fun to get two cards out of it! Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

OWH Midmonth Throwdown: Banners

I used Sketch 226 from the OWH Archive for my card. The paper is by Pebbles:

thanks for stopping by!!

52CCT challenge: Elves

The new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is "elves". I love this digi by Whimsie Doodles:

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Making a Christmas card for this week's 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge seemed like a good way to beat the heat! The color challenge is Black & White + one other color. I chose red:

Digi: Stamper's Best
I just noticed one of my 3 tiny black pearls fell off. I had put them there to disguise a stamp Oops. The little typewriter key stickers are from Tim Holtz
95 degrees and humid in Arlington, VA today! Stay cool.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Red, White & Blue challenge at Cards In Envy

For my red, white and blue card I chose this cute Melonheadz digi. Now I just need to find a little boy who has a July 4th birthday--any takers?

W2SB Challenge: It's a Man's World

Here is my card for the Words 2 Scrap By challenge. I love this old image from Digital Two for Tuesday, especially with the mustache paper:

Sunday, June 14, 2015

New OWH Sketch and my C.A.S.E.

Hi. I really like the new OWH Sketch:

And what really caught my eye was Cindy R's inspiration card:
It has a clean and simple look, but with an artistic background. I'm not good at either of those styles, I decided to get out my Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer tool, which I really haven't used, and try to C.A.S.E. Cindy's design.
 I made the background spritzing Copics and then I added some inking with a stencil. I applied some white paint to a corrugated tag and let it dry overnight. I didn't have any Washi tape, so I tore a strip of paper and distressed it. Here's what I came up with:

Typical of me, my card lacks Cindy's Clean and Simple feeling but it was fun trying something "out of the   box" for me and I like how it turned out. I am working on cards for my final OWH box; cards are due by August 1st!


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

June ODBD Challenge at OWH: Missing You

Paper piecing fun:

I also made this Any Hero card. Using up some of my red, white and blue patriotic paper:
Hope you have a good day!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

One more for the 52CCT Sketch

Such a fun sketch to work with. Thanks, 52 Christmas Card Throwdown!

Here's another card I made:

Image: Whimsie Doodles
DP: My Mind's Eye "Lost & Found Christmas"

52 Christmas Card Throwdown: June sketch challenge

Here is the June sketch at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. I love tags so I couldn't wait to use this sketch!

And here is the first card I made:

DP: Authentique "Glistening" 6x6 pad
Sentiment: Stampin' Up
 I made another card and will post it separately. Such a fun sketch! 
Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, June 5, 2015

MFTWS Challenge #231

Joining in the My Favorite Things weekly sketch challenge, here is their sketch, followed by my card:

I love to paper-piece, especially with the Pure Innocence stamps! Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

"In My Garden" Shabby Tea Room challenge

I haven't joined in a challenge at The Shabby Tea Room for quite awhile, so it's about time! I've been feeling a little mojo-less and their inspiration photo for this week's "In My Garden" challenge perked me right up. First, here's their pretty inspiration photo:

Here's my card:

Stamp: Impression Obsession "Thistle Garden"
DP: Old World Mat Stack
Color: Copics, Ranger Distress Inks
Punches: Stampin' Up
Thank YOU for stopping by!